OneOC's Volunteer Infrastructure Program (VIP), in partnership with CalServes, administered by California Volunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, is proud to offer AmeriCorps fellowship opportunities to nonprofit organizations and public schools.

OneOC is now accepting partner site applications to host an AmeriCorps Member for the 17-18 service term, from September 2017 – August 2018. Members will focus on building volunteer capacity with local nonprofits and educational organizations that serve high-need children, families and youth. OneOC provides member recruitment, screening, onboarding as well as ongoing training of all VIP members, as they develop and implement best practices that improve that expand new and existing volunteer programs.


The 3 Volunteer Infrastructure Program Options are: 
(click below to view options)


VIP Startup

VIP Startup: for nonprofits and government agencies - AmeriCorps members at VIP Startup sites work to grow the established agency’s volunteer program based on the agency’s needs and priorities as defined by the Volunteer Capacity Assessment.

VIP Service Enterprise

VIP Service Enterprise: for agencies participating in the Service Enterprise Initiative - The Points of Light Service Enterprise Initiative is an innovative approach to integrate an agency’s volunteer efforts into the culture of the whole organization. VIP Service Enterprise (VIP-SE) partner sites are agencies that are pursuing or have achieved Service Enterprise certification (separate from VIP program participation). VIP-SE Fellows build infrastructure with a focus on helping the agency achieve or maintain Service Enterprise status.

VIP K-12

VIP K-12: for K-12 schools, school districts, continuation high schools, and adult schools - Incorporating efficient volunteer systems into a school’s framework and culture is a unique challenge addressed by VIP K-12. VIP Fellows at VIP K-12 partner sites are connected with additional resources to build volunteer programs throughout the school environment, to include classroom volunteers, special presenters, parent involvement, and more.


Partner sites hosting OneOC AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Program (VIP) members, receive the following benefits:
  • 1700-hour AmeriCorps member (Sept 2017-August 2018)
  • 40+ hours per week of AmeriCorps member support
  • Recruitment and management of 120+ volunteers (80 one-time and 40 long-term)
  • In-kind and donation fundraising of $2,000+ by the AmeriCorps member
  • Members offer additional support to increase volunteer capacity within the organization
  • Deadline: Accepting application until filled


OneOC AmeriCorps Application Process:

Step 1: To reserve your 2017-2018 member(s), please complete your OneOC AmeriCorps Commitment Letter (click here to download)


Step 2: Make sure to sign and complete the following materials (click the links below to download):

  1. VIP Information Sheet and Application
  2. Supervisory Information Sheet
  3. Volunteer Capacity Assessment (Baseline)


Step 3: Please email ALL completed paperwork directly to Kimberly Harnish at [email protected]. Please note: Your non-refundable $1,000 deposit must be received before your application can be approved and the interview process can begin.